Auction 114, Lot 630

"[Lot of 2] Cartes des Isles Phillippines Dressee sur la Carte Espagnole du R. P. Murillo de Velarde [north and south]", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Philippines

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
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Fine pair of maps covering the islands of the Philippines. The northern sheet (1re Feuille, 6 x 8.3") features a large Luzon with detail of rivers, mountains, towns and villages. The southern sheet (2e Feuille, 11.8 x 8.3") locates the islands of Mindanao, Paragoa, Bohol, Negres, Leyte, etc. Both maps are drawn on the same scale and feature large rococo-style title cartouches.

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Condition: A

Both on hand laid paper with original margins. Former has a weak impression. The latter has three areas of paper thinness, as issued.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/1/2006

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